17 Best Shopify Templates for Your Online Store
Managing an online store can be difficult; it’s challenging to differentiate yourself in ever busier marketplaces. If this is what’s facing you at the moment, you’re in the right place. Below is a list of the best Shopify templates available on Themeforest to help you take your website and online business to the next level. Every single one of these templates is perfect for getting your store noticed and racking up more sales!Shopify Templates on Envato MarketEnvato Market (Themeforest) is home to hundreds of premium Shopify templates. With more being added each month, we recommend you check back regularly to see what’s new!Shopify templates available on Themeforest
1. Manor - Clean, Minimal, Drag & Drop
Manor is one of the more versatile examples among the many Shopify templates featured in this post. The Manor Shopify template comes with over 30 different homepage templates to choose from, plus 24/7 support, thorough documentation, as well as video tutorials. Its minimalist design is a great option for your Shopify store2. Mantis - Minimal & Modern Shopify Theme
Oozing style, Mantis is an absolutely stunning and colorful Shopify template. It comes with a variety of different pre-made pages including a great collection of product pages. It also features a few different pre-made sections to choose from, including footers and headers. It has a fresh and uncomplicated...
WordPress Gutenberg Editor: Quick Start Tutorial
In this tutorial I’m going to give you a quick start for working with the WordPress Gutenberg editor.WordPress Gutenberg Quick Start
Let’s run through the points made in the video:
1. First Step: Update Everything!Before you even look at the Gutenberg editor, before you do anything else, you’ll want to make sure you have a backup, then update everything on your WordPress website. Update whichever theme you’re using, and update all of your plugins. Many theme and plugin developers have made changes to their software to make sure it’s all compatible with Gutenberg. In some cases they’ve even added new features which take advantage of what Gutenberg offers. Take a look at the Gutenberg optimized themes on Themeforest to see what’s available.Gutenberg optimized themes on Themeforest
2. Introducing the Blocks EditorThe core of how Gutenberg works is in something called “blocks”, and you can break down how we work with blocks into three essential concepts:
Insert your blocks
Configure your blocks
Sort your blocks
Let’s take a closer look at each of these concepts.Insert Your BlocksAfter you’ve created a new post or page and you’ve added your title (by the way, that title is separate to the blocks you’ll be adding) you’re ready to start inserting blocks into your content. Gutenberg offers a few ways to add blocks.There’ll be a block at the top of the post by default, into which...
Note: This tutorial assumes some flexbox knowledge. If you’re just beginning, Anna Monus has a great collection of primers to get you started:Flexbox
A Comprehensive Guide to Flexbox Alignment
1. Begin With the Page MarkupThe page markup is pretty straightforward; a header, a heading, a mailto link and a section:
<body class="position-fixed d-flex flex-column text-white bg-red"> <header class="page-header"> <nav class="d-flex justify-content-between"> <a href="" class="logo">...</a> <ul class="d-flex"> <li> <a href="">...</a> </li> <!-- possibly more list items here --> </ul> </nav> </header> <h1 class="position-absolute w-100 text-center heading">...</h1> <a class="position-absolute contact" href="">...</a> <section class="position-absolute d-flex align-items-center justify-content-center text-black bg-white skills-section" data-...
New Course: Take Your Presentations to the Next Level With Reveal.js
When we think about making a presentation, we usually reach for Keynote or PowerPoint. But there’s a very good third option: an HTML presentation framework called Reveal.js. Learn all about it in our new short course, Take Your Presentations to the Next Level With Reveal.js.What You’ll LearnIn this short course, Adi Purdila will show you how to install Reveal.js and how to create simple slides. You'll also dive a little deeper into the more advanced aspects of the framework so you can make the most of it.You'll learn about using Markdown to create slides, add slide backgrounds, theme your presentation, and more. Watch Adi's video introduction below to learn more.Watch the Introduction Take the CourseYou can take our new course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+. Plus you can download unlimited items from the huge Envato Elements library of over a million creative assets. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.
The Importance of Readability on the Web
Readability on the web has to overcome many hurdles. Even if you follow all the right conventions, the presence of digital ads, popups and click bait can all distract from the main content of your site. But how do they impact readability? How can you use design to improve it? Below are some ways of thinking about readability on the web.
“Good design is about effective communication, not decoration at the expense of legibility.” – Vitaly Friedman
The Basics: Big, Legible Text
Rather than using specific pt sizes, consider relative length units like em to better scale to different device sizes.To ensure visual contrast and accessibility, look to W3C’s guidance of using a contrast ratio of at least 4:5:1 between text and background. Remember that the contrast standards are a set of guidelines. In reality, users will be using a variety of devices in a number of environments (low light, night, etc.), perhaps in addition to different browser or OS color filters. So strive to meet the standard contrast guidelines but know that real life may present even more barriers to visual contrast.
Typographic Readability and Legibility
Designing Accessible Content: Typography, Font Styling, and Structure
Maximize Clarity: Cut the Lingo
By understanding how people read on the web (hint: they don't read, they scan), you can write...
Developing HTML Emails Using Divs and “Ghost Tables”
HTML emails have always been developed using <table> elements, and only <table> elements. Until now. The fact is, only Microsoft Outlook requires you to use tables for HTML structure; all other email and webmail clients support the use of <div>s for this purpose.Divs have several advantages over tables. They’re more flexible to work with, supporting CSS properties that tables don’t (such as float) and unlike tables, they don’t create issues for subscribers using assistive technologies, such as screen readers.Introducing Ghost TablesIt’s perfectly possible to develop HTML emails using tables and divs. Doing so enables you to deliver emails that render perfectly in Microsoft Outlook, and, allows you to leverage all the flexibility that divs offer. You can achieve this by transforming HTML email tables into HTML email “ghost tables” (tables that only versions of Microsoft Outlook render) and wrapping them them around divs that all email and webmail clients render.In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through each of the essential elements, attributes, and styles necessary for developing HTML email tables. I’ll then walk you through each of the essential elements, attributes, and styles necessary for developing HTML email ghost tables, and their associated divs. However, before I do, allow me to give you some background as to why tables have to be used in the first...
17 MailChimp Templates for Every Purpose and Occasion
In this article we list 17 different MailChimp templates to help you make the most of your email marketing efforts, no matter the occasion or purpose. These templates have been selected for their amazing designs, and fully functional and customizable structure. Your aim with these is to create highly converting and effective email campaigns. So, at the end of the post, we’ve provided three additional tips to make the most of your newly purchased MailChimp template.
Themeforest is home to thousands of MailChimp email templatesNewsletter Templates
Newsletters are the staple of email marketing, and they’re growing in popularity. Check out the following five creative and informative MailChimp templates we found for you.1. Grabient | Email Newsletter
Grabient | Email NewsletterGrabient is a versatile MailChimp template that makes for a perfect simplistic newsletter. It’s a fully responsive template with a drag and drop builder. It doesn’t have a complicated visual design which is ideal for email as readability and scalability are vital in getting click-throughs. 2. Pandin | Email Newsletter Pandin | Email NewsletterPandin made it onto our list of MailChimp templates because of its bold and colorful design. If you’re looking to make a statement with your newsletter look no further. I’m a big fan of the neon buttons with the light colored shadows!3. Startup - Agency...
10 Vital Tips for Developing SEO-Friendly Themes
Are you a developer who sells website themes on ThemeForest or another marketplace? Then you’ll want to make your themes as appealing as possible for potential buyers. Good design is one thing, but (understandably) more and more buyers are looking for SEO-friendly themes nowadays.How can you optimize a theme for search engines? Well, it isn’t as difficult as you might think. Whether you build WordPress themes, Magento or Shopify stores, static HTML templates, or any other kind of website theme, here are 10 SEO tips for you to follow.Just some of the SEO-friendly themes on ThemeForest
1. Themes Should Be ResponsiveMake your theme responsive. That should be a no-brainer in 2019, but it’s still worth mentioning in this theme developer's guide to SEO.A responsive theme is beneficial for two main reasons:
SEO. Google uses mobile-first indexing. Non-optimized sites won’t rank as well as they used to, even on desktop.
Users. More than half of online traffic comes from mobile users. Sending them to a page with small fonts, a horizontal scroll and slow loading times will hurt your conversions.
Another good piece of advice: test your theme for mobile friendliness, starting with the mobile-friendly test. You can also try the mobile render function in Google Search Console. And last but not least, conduct some tests on your own with your personal devices. Tools such as mobiReady and...
Landing Pages and Drip Campaigns: How They Work Together
Imagine that you’re running a business website where you sell a consulting service or physical products, and you’re targeting several groups of different consumers. Your website homepage obviously cannot be tailored to each group with different needs and demands, and therefore cannot perform equally well in converting all of your target customers.This is where landing pages become your secret weapon. Let’s deep dive into the essential roles that landing pages play in optimizing sale funnel conversions and how they work together with email marketing to help you seal the deal with prospects.Photo by Le BuzzWhat Are Landing Pages?Building sales funnels with clearly defined goals is a critical part of growing your businesses. In plain words, a sales funnel is a path, consisting of a set of activities, that prospects follow to reach the final step, which is the desired conversion goal.In a sales funnel, landing pages are stand-alone web pages that don’t belong to your main website, but focus (ideally) on one single conversion goal in the funnel.Differing from normal websites, landing pages typically:
Have a single conversion goal.
Have a clear call-to-action to drive conversions throughout the page.
Omit or limit off-page navigation.
Have a clear and minimalistic design to avoid confusion.
Contain an offer that meets what the target audience wants.
Roles that Landing Pages Play in...
New Course: A Web Designer’s Guide to the WebP Image Format
The WebP image format was created by Google with the goal of creating high-quality images with smaller file sizes. Learn how to use it in our new course, A Web Designer’s Guide to the WebP Image Format.
What You’ll LearnIn this short course, you will learn how to convert your images into WebP files, insert them into your HTML and CSS, and provide fallbacks for browsers that don’t support the format.In eight quick videos, Craig Campbell will take you through the full process of creating WebP images using both Photoshop and Squoosh. He'll also show you exactly how to insert WebP images into a web page, provide fallback images, and use WebP with CSS.Watch Craig's brief video introduction below to find out more.Watch the Introduction Take the CourseYou can take our new course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+. Plus you can download unlimited items from the huge Envato Elements library of almost a million creative assets. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.
22+ Best Restaurant WordPress Themes: With Premium Responsive Designs
Nowadays, every business should have a website. As a restaurant or cafe owner, it’s imperative that your food business has a well-branded, beautifully-designed online presence in order to attract more customers. Do you need a beautiful new restaurant site? One with on-trend designs made for 2019?
Thanks to WordPress, you can easily create your restaurant website design without having to worry about hiring a developer to ensure your menu is displayed and updated properly.
With a top WordPress restaurant theme made for 2019, you can: Showcase your menu in full and feature beautiful photos of your best dishes. Display your new site with a responsive design that looks perfect on mobile. Allow your customers to make a reservation online or even order food to be delivered to their doorstep.
But if you turn to Google to find the right theme, you’ll wind up with hundreds of results, which can be totally overwhelming. That’s why we’ve gathered our best-selling restaurant and cafe WordPress themes from ThemeForest here in one awesome spot.
22+ Best Premium Restaurant WordPress Themes (For 2019)Best restaurant WordPress themes for 2019, available for sale on ThemeForest.
In this top quality collection, we’ve curated the best Premium restaurant WordPress themes with on-trend website designs for 2019. They include responsive designs and quick to customize,...
17 Best WordPress Music Themes (2019) for All Musicians
As a musician or a band, your primary goals are to fill the gig venue with raving fans and get noticed by agents. The best way to make sure that happens is to create an attractive website. Using your website, you can share information about your albums, upcoming single releases, events, and general band or biography information. Having a site also makes it possible for music agencies to get in touch with you about the possibility of signing a contract.One of the easiest ways to create a website is to use WordPress. Aside from being easy to use, WordPress is versatile enough for any type of website, including those for musicians, DJs, bands, and more. There are plenty of Premium WordPress themes geared for the music industry that include features like an audio player, event information, the ability to sell your merchandise, and so forth.Premium music WordPress themes on ThemeforestThe Best Music WordPress Themes of 2019In today’s post, we’re showcasing some of the best music WordPress themes available on our ThemeForest marketplace that not only have the features mentioned above, but also offer an attractive design that’s sure to impress your fans as well as music agents. Browse through them to find one that fits your brand best:1. Slide – Music WordPress ThemeSlide – Music WordPress ThemeIf you want a modern music website template design, then look no further...